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Palazzo Mocenigo

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Address: Santa Croce 1992, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 721798
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th...

A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th century artworks and is also home to the Study Centre for the History of Textiles and Costumes. A fine selection of rare textiles and costumes of particular importance are displayed. The collection is laid out with a significant importance given to garments and accessories. Mainly of Venetian origin, the works are often embellished with lace and embroidery, skills of several artisans who made such a contribution to that refined luxury and elegance for which the Venetians of those days were famous for.

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I love this museum!!!

I visit this museum as often as I can when in Venice (I am able to travel to Venice almost every year) I LOVE the more social history museums.....where you can see the clothes of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CeceliaPierotti
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Vallejo, California

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this museum as often as I can when in Venice (I am able to travel to Venice almost every year) I LOVE the more social history museums.....where you can see the clothes of a certain time and the rooms, furnishings etc. The last time I visited, there was a perfume bottle exhibit that was soooo well done and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I was blown away by this unassuming museum. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it had some fascinating exhibitions inside and the 18th Century décor was amazing. Some of the best examples of Murano chandeliers I saw during my two weeks in Venice. And the historical fashions were exquisite - especially the collection of men's waistcoats that... More 

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Ofra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Costumes, fabrics, and perfume as well as beautiful rooms and furniture. Well worth the visit. It is included in the Venice museum pass

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The entrance fee is included in the museum pass (24 euros well invested, including Doges, Correr, etc.). Labelled as the costume museum, it actually does not have so many (the waist coats room and another room with full dress), and mostly male fashion but it is beautiful for all the other aspects as well. - You can smell myrrha (the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This old palazzo is now a costume and perfume museum and a great 2-hour visit. It is almost as though the palazzo is still lived in by an old and Nobel Venetian family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Go do this ! Lots to see & near many attractions too. Perfume bottle collections & smell the perfumes . Just a neat palazzo well preserved .

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We loved seeing the mannequins with the beautiful embroidered period clothes in the historic rooms. This is well worth a visit if you are in Santa Croce.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

There was a temporary exhibit going on while we were there, which was delightful. The palazzo is stunning, with beautiful art and chandeliers. There is a large section dedicated to perfumes, which doesn't sound as good as it actually is. Lots of hands on exhibits to touch and smell. The waistcoats are elaborately beautiful, as well.included in the museum pass.

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

If you want to see how people used to live in Venice there is a chance by visiting this palazzo. At least we have not found any other similar for a visit. Overall a very good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The textiles on view are mainly 18th century costumes, including the waistcoat collection, but none can be examined close up. Worth visiting as a palace, with beautifully decorated and furnished rooms, rather than as a textile museum per se.

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